Navy seeks $55 million for new rapid prototyping fund

By Justin Doubleday / February 10, 2016 at 12:40 PM
The Navy is requesting $55 million in fiscal year 2017 to establish a dedicated funding line for prototyping projects in an effort to more quickly deliver in-demand weaponry to the fleet outside of the normal acquisition process. The idea behind the new program, which will cover both Navy and Marine Corps needs, is to "expedite the development, exploration and fielding of technology and engineering prototypes," according to the Navy's FY-17 budget request released Feb. 9. In budget justification documents, the...

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